Verizon Announces On-Demand TV, Sports, and News Service ‘Verizon Video’
Verizon Wireless has rolled out a new video service today called –wait for it — Verizon Video, which gives its subscriber base mobile access to on-demand content. Featuring more than 250 full episodes of TV shows from a variety of sources, the service also provides live streaming of news events and major sporting events. The Verizon Video service is powered by RealNetworks and can be downloaded for free out of the Android Market for all 4G and select 3G devices on Verizon’s network. Customers get a free preview of the service which requires a $10 monthly add-on to their data plan. A 24-hour trial period is also available for $3.
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Video Application Brings Customers More Entertainment Choices with Easy-to-Use Menus
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless today introduced Verizon Video, a new version of its video-on-demand application for mobile phones. Verizon Video offers Verizon Wireless customers access to current TV episodes, live streaming of major sporting and news events, and a high-quality video experience, all powered by the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network.
Verizon Video lets customers find content in different ways, so whether they know what they want to watch or they’re just browsing, they’ll find programming that interests them and their families. Verizon Video offers access to more than 250 current, full-episode TV shows from all the major broadcast networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS and MTV, and popular cable channels such as Comedy Central, Animal Planet, CNBC, Disney Channel, ESPN and many others. Programs from Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and PBS Kids among others will keep the kids entertained when away from the television.
Verizon Video delivers real-time action with many live sporting events available throughout the year. Customers who subscribe to Verizon Video have access to premium video content as part of NFL Mobile from Verizon, including NFL RedZone on Sunday afternoons, NBC’s Sunday Night Football and NFL Network – which airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis.
“Verizon has offered great video apps on our devices for many years, and now Verizon Video is the next way to discover, experience and enjoy high-quality video entertainment on Android™ smartphones,” said Kristi Crum, executive director, consumer solutions for Verizon Wireless. “Verizon Video has the most popular TV shows, sports and more, and with the power of Verizon Wireless’ 3G and 4G LTE networks, customers will get an unparalleled mobile viewing experience.”
Pricing and availability
Available now to download from Android Market™ on 4G LTE and select 3G smartphones. Customers can take advantage of the speed and power the most advanced 4G LTE network in the country brings to Verizon Video with devices such as the ThunderBolt™ by HTC and DROID Charge by Samsung.
Customers can also get a sense of the incredible video quality and content available with Verizon Video by viewing select clips from both the NFL and IndyCar for free. After the preview, Verizon Video requires a $10 monthly subscription or customers can try the app for a 24-hour period for $3. A data package is required, and the download and use of Verizon Video incurs data usage and will be billed according to the customer’s data package.
Verizon Video updates V CAST Video on select devices and current V CAST Video subscribers will be prompted to update the app the next time it launches. After the upgrade, it will then appear under the name Verizon Video.
The Verizon Video app is powered by RealNetworks, a pioneer in digital media services creating innovative applications and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy their digital media.
For more information on Verizon Video, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/video.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.